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Aziz Al-Azmeh

Ibn Khaldun: An Essay in Reinterpretation

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ISBN: 9639241504
Издательство: Central European University Press
This is the third, slightly revised edition of this book, after 1981 Frank Cass and 1990 Routledge. Since its first publication, Al-Azmeh?s book has established itself as the major new interpretation of Ibn Khaldun?s work. Ibn Khaldun (1332 Tunis ? 1406 Cairo) was a great figure of Arab-Islamic letters and of historical thought overall, is a figure on a par with Thucydides, Herder, Vico and others of similar stature. The Middle East Journal: "Even those who disagree with Dr. Al-Azmeh's demystification of Ibn Khaldun will have to admit that his "reinterpretation" is provocative and profound." Starting with an interpretation of Ibn Khaldun's narration of history in the context of classical Arabic historical writing, the author's interpretation then moves on to a meticulous reconstruction of Ibn Khaldun's conception of history. The book then goes on to sketch the content and structure of Ibn Khaldun's most celebrated work, the...